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Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve will host a free “Old Growth Hike” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14.
Hike to the oldest longleaf pine tree in the world and also to one of the largest longleaf pines in North Carolina, both on the Weymouth Woods Boyd Tract. Learn about longleaf pines and this remnant of old growth forest. Bring water, sunscreen, bug spray and good hiking shoes.
“We’ll meet at the park visitor center and then carpool four miles to the Boyd Tract,” says a spokesman.
Weymouth Woods is located at 1024 Fort Bragg Road, Southern Pines.
Call (910) 692-2167 for more information.
Hastings Gallery of Art will host a showing of work from the UNC Pembroke art faculty from Oct. 18 through Nov. 28.
The show opens with a reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in the Boyd Library at Sandhills Community College, 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst.
Gallery hours are 7:45 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; and 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Admission is free.
The seventh annual Pinehurst Oktoberfest celebration will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13, in the Pinehurst Arboretum.
Children’s activities, including games, rides, face painting, music and contests, will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. with food and beverages available. Festivities for adults will begin at 6 p.m., with The Little German Band and Dancers, food and beverages, and various contests. There will be a larger tent this year with seating available, and the band and dance floor are under the tent as well.
Also part of the events this year will be the Soles 4 Souls 1 Mile Fun Walk. This is part of a shoe drive being conducted by a local Boy Scout, Jake Chandler, for his Eagle Scout project. He is collecting shoes for youth and adults. Shoes collected are distributed around the world to those in need.
The Fun Walk will begin at 2:30 p.m. with medals given to the first 50 participants. Registration forms for the walk are available at Village Hall or the day of the event, and the cost is $10 per participant. Donations of shoes are currently being accepted at the Village Hall at 395 Magnolia Road in Pinehurst.
“Shoes accepted can be for youth or adults and any type of footwear will be accepted, new or old,” says a spokesman.
The Southern Middle School Theater Arts Group will be running a pancake breakfast fundraiser at Applebee’s, in Aberdeen, Saturday, Oct. 13, from 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
The funds will be used to help produce shows throughout the year. Currently, SMS Theater will be having four events over the course of the school year, including the “10 Year Reunion Revue” on Nov. 10.
Tickets for the breakfast are available from Southern Middle School’s main office, theater students, Eric Kopecky or the morning of the event and are only $7 per person.
Kidtastic Kidsignment is holding its fall-winter children’s sale Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the National Guard Armory in Southern Pines.
From 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Kidtastic will donate $1 to GodSent Angels Mission for every checkout.
GodSent Angels is a local mission run by Brenda Burt. She offers clothing, hot meals or just a helping hand to the needy and homeless families in the area.
The 50 percent off sale begins at 2 p.m.
Admission is free.
For more information, contact Michelle Barnes at (910) 603-6963.
Shaw House Fair
The fourth annual Shaw House Fair of vintage collectibles and antiques will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. rain or shine.
The event is held on the grounds of the historic Shaw House, corner of Broad Street and Morganton Road in Southern Pines, and is sponsored by the Moore County Historical Association.
Admission to the fair is free. There will be vendors on the grounds, and tours of the houses on the site will be available, for the 1820-era Shaw House itself, and also the Garner House and Sanders Cabin, both built in the 1700s in northern Moore County.
There will be live music. Hot dogs with the trimmings, pinto beans, cornbread, homemade desserts, soft drinks and bottled water will be on hand for lunch.
As always, in addition to the vendors offering vintage collectibles, antiques and crafts, there will be the Moore Treasures table of collectibles for sale and the silent auction, with proceeds to the Moore County Historical Association.
For information, call (910) 692-2051 or go to www.moorehistory .com, or email moorehistory@ connectnc.net.
On Saturday, Oct. 13, Famous Hair, in Pinecrest Plaza, will donate a portion of every haircut to the Susan B. Komen Foundation.
“Donations may also be made through the register at the checkout,” says a spokesman.
The first Coach’s Cruise-In will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Coach’s, 1005-K Monroe St. (beside Food Lion), Carthage.
There will be door prizes and a 50-50 raffle.
Proceeds from the event go to MANNA!
The Hummingbird Network presents “Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day,” Monday, Oct. 15, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., at Campbell House, 482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines.
“We will release eco-friendly balloons containing the names of our remembered babies,” says a spokesman.
“Siblings, grandparents, other relatives and friends are welcome at this free event.”
Register for a balloon at www.hummingbirdnetwork. com.
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